Light's, Camera,

First United Methodist Church has been a favorite location for major film productions and photography for decades.

About Our Facility

Our site offers a variety of distinctive spaces for interior or exterior filming, as well as the ability to be a basecamp to Pasadena filming.

The sanctuary, with seating for 1,400 people, houses an EM Skinner Organ with hand carved casing, a rose window in French Gothic style and beautiful stained glass windows.

The chapel, offering seating for 180 people, was designed by Thomas P Barber and completed in 1924. It reflects a traditional English College gothic style and includes a round Tiffany window from the original church building.

Additional options include:
  • Fellowship Hall (3,225 SF)
  • Great Hall (3,234 SF)
  • Aldersgate Room (988 SF)
  • Professional restaurant grade kitchen (1,972 SF) 
  • Pastor's office
  • Video production room
  • Multiple basements
  • Outside spaces with a Mediterranean style and fountain
  • Adjacent 62 spot (with potential to expand) parking lot that can be used as a base camp, crew parking or catering

Have further questions about our facility? Contact our film coordinator for more information.

Filming Inquiry Form

The Nursery
The Kitchen

We Look Forward to Giving You a Tour

The Sanctuary
The Chapel
The Interior Courtyard (Cloister)
The Sanctuary (Choir Stand View)
The Church Exterior
The Parking Lot